If there’s one thing that I have gained from being so addicted with Facebook, is that sometimes you can stumble on some great information! For example, while I was browsing through a friends’ profiles on FB last week, I came across Fish & Co.’s ad on their official FB page. The ad was just to let everyone know that yes, they actually serve meat in the famous seafood restaurant and they were giving away free dinners! I joined the contest and luckily, I was chosen and invited to dine in the restaurant last Wednesday.
I asked my colleague Maus if she would like to accompany me to Fish & Co., try out their meat dishes as well as also give a chance to have a little bonding time too! 😀 So we went & I’m just glad we did. It was great to try out their new offerings, but I still like their fish in a pan dish more. However, it’s great that they are expanding their menu to serve more customer needs.
We were asked to choose between 3 different meat dishes:
- Grilled Lamb Chop (Php 995)
- Breaded Chicken Piggyback (Php 385)
- Shrimp & Chicken Breast Al Pesto (Php 395)
With the picture of the Lamb Chops in front of us, we just couldn’t resist! And even though we both had choices of the three dishes, we both ended up getting the lamb chops! It may have been a better idea to get different dishes so that we could try out more than one dish, but we really just wanted our own share of the lamb chops :p And plus, we were hungry anyway so there were no regrets! Hey, the food was yummy plus it was given for free! There was no room for complaints! 😛
I find it funny that the lamb chops was served with seafood rice, hehe! They are staying true to their theme, Fish & Co. is still a seafood restaurant. I personally think that serving it with plain or garlic rice would be better for the juicy lamb chops w/ mango salsa.
I noticed Maus was putting some salt & pepper to her lamb chops, I asked her why and she said the lamb chops was lacking it. I may be the one who blogs a lot about food but my friend Maus is a great, great food critic! With just one taste, she can usually tell in an instant how the dish was done & what ingredients were put in the dish. Truly amazing! Somehow, I’m glad that I’m not as sensitive when it comes to taste, because I honestly feel that the lamb chops that Fish & Co. served was already good. I can understand though, because my thinking is that you never want to over season a dish since customer taste varies in restaurants. And lamb chops, like the ones we were served, I think was well done. Simple yet executed well. the salsa really cut through the heaviness of the meat, and sometimes that’s just what you need with lamb chops or even pork chops, etc.
If you’re going to head on to Fish & Co. and order their Grilled Lamb Chops, I would suggest you share it. It’s good for two persons, unless you really eat a lot then you can eat solo 😛
We thought that the treat ends there but they gave us Creme Brulee (Php 175) for dessert too! 🙂 I saw them give Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake (Php 190) to other guests, I was just glad it was Creme Brulee for us. I’m not a fan of chocolates. Fish & Co.’s Creme Brulee is basically egg custard with a little extra vanilla flavor. Creme brulee is one of those desserts that can sometimes have the tendency to be a little bit sweet since there is granulated sugar that is on top of the dessert itself. What I liked about this creme brulee is that it was just perfectly sweet. I enjoyed the dessert a lot! We had a complete meal! Whew! Now there goes my diet..
One thing that really stood out during our visit was their excellent customer service! Maus & I were so impressed by just how proactive their servers were. We did wait for awhile for our dish. We didn’t follow up but they kept updating us as to how long our meal would be arriving & they even kept apologizing for the delay. I really hope other restaurants can learn and be like them, it just makes our experience much much better if we are given good customer service.
So there you go, our super full meal from Fish & Co (yes, they now serve meat!).
Fish & Co.
3/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines